BA (Hons) International Business Management, UCAS Code: N120


Program Description

Based on Sheffield University Management School’s established Business Management programme, BA International Business Management gives students a solid foundation in business knowledge and skills in first year, before focusing on the global marketplace in years two and three.

Understanding the principles of how businesses function and succeed in an international market is key to this programme, offering students global operational and cultural perspectives on the corporate world.

Combining rigorous academic study with practical skills, our BA International Business Management will give you a comprehensive understanding of core business modules in year one. You’ll study Introduction to Behaviour at Work, Management Themes and Perspectives, and Business Economics. This will be complemented by skills-based modules covering essential accounting and decision-making techniques.

In the second year, students will acquire a keen understanding of global business through the opportunity to study abroad at one of our partner institutions through either the Erasmus or Study Abroad programmes:

  • Erasmus partners: Vienna University of Economics and Business [WU Wien] (Austria), Copenhagen Business School (Denmark), Aalto University School of Business (Finland), ESC Rennes Business School (France), EDHEC Business School (Nice or Lille Campuses) (France), University of Mannheim (Germany), Universitia degli Studi di Roman (Tor Vergata) Rome (Italy), EBS Business School (Oestrich-Winkel) (Germany), University of Amsterdam (the Netherlands), Universidade Nova de Lisboa (Portugal), Lund University (Sweden)
  • Study Abroad partners: University of Adelaide (Australia), University of Alberta (Canada), Australian National University (Australia), University of Calgary (Canada), University of Canterbury (New Zealand), Case Western Reserve University (USA), The Chinese University of Hong Kong, City University of Hong Kong, Drexel University (USA), Georgia Institute of Technology (USA), Griffith University (Australia), University of Hong Kong, McGill University (Canada), McMaster University (Canada), Monash University (Canada), Montana State University (USA), University of New Mexico (USA), University of New South Wales (Australia), University of Oklahoma (USA), Oregon State University (USA), University of Pittsburg (USA), University of Queensland (Australia), University of Sydney (Australia), University of Texas at Austin (USA), University of Texas at Dallas (USA), The University of Western Australia (Australia), Western University (Canada), University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (USA), University of Wollongong (Australia)

All modules at partner institutions are approved by Sheffield University Management School and taught in English.

Entry Requirements

  • A Level: AAB, with a B/6 in Maths at GCSE
  • BTEC: DDD in a relevant subject
  • International Baccalaureate: 33

International students require an overall IELTS grade of 6.5 with a minimum of 6.0 in each component or an equivalent English language qualification.

Current module structure

Year 1

  • Business Economics
  • Introduction to Behaviour at Work
  • Accounting and Finance for Managers
  • Business Management in Context
  • Management Themes and Perspectives
  • Futures First: Professional Self Management

One of the following:

  • Analysis for Decision Making A (if you've taken A-Level maths)
  • Analysis for Decision Making B (if you haven't taken A-Level maths)


  • Business Challenges, or unrestricted module(s) to the value of ten credits

Year 2
Full-time study year abroad - modules are agreed by Sheffield University Management School and the partner institution.

Students are not charged fees by partner institutions and normally pay reduced fees to Sheffield during the period abroad

Year 3
Two of the following:

  • International Business
  • International Marketing
  • Extended Essay in International Business

Four of the following:

  • Work and Society in Japan
  • Critical Perspectives in Work and Organisational Psychology
  • Corporate Social Responsibility
  • International Marketing
  • Strategy Practice
  • Law and Business in China
  • Entrepreneurship and Human Resource Management
  • Digital Marketing
  • Socially-Responsible Marketing and Consumption
  • Industrial Relations
  • Integrated Marketing Communications
  • International Business
  • New Venture Creation
  • You also have the option to take unrestricted modules which may include Modern Languages units to the value of 20 credits

Please note that modules are subject to change. To study certain modules, there may be prerequisite choices.

Last updated Aug 2018

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